House Leadership Decides to Protect Debit Reform

Plans to remove debit repeal from the Choice Act were announced   By NACS Online Politico is reporting that House Republicans are removing the repeal of debit swipe fee reform from H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, after facing significant pressure from members in the Republican conference. The repeal effort is the most controversial piece…

USDA Announces Snap Final Rule Delay

The Food & Nutrition Service hits the drawing board to redefine “variety” to work for small retailers   NACS Online On May 18th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formally posted an announcement on its website that “passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act…

FDA Delays Menu-Labeling Rule

White House signals a delay in the agency’s final menu-labeling rule, set to take effect on May 5th NACS Online On April 28th, the U.S Food and Drug Administration submitted an interim final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that signals a delay in the agency’s final menu-labeling rule, set to…

UPDATE: Tobacco 21 Law

Across the country many municipalities and states have passed laws raising the legal smoking age to 21.    Raising the minimum age to 21 to purchase and/or use tobacco products is a promising strategy to reduce smoking and other tobacco use among youth.  California and Hawaii have both passed laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to…